Latest articles on June 16

The Portfolio: Khaya Ngwenya

Photojournalist Khaya Ngwenya’s style focus on exploiting natural light while staying in motion

See the light and pass the Copyright Amendment Bill

Strict copyright laws, championed by media mega-monopolies, dash the prospects of young learners, performance artists and the blind in South Africa

The system in South Africa has its knee on the neck of the youth

The youth of today can learn from the youth of 1976, who rose up and rejected the Bantu education system

ANC needs young leaders and uDuduzane could be one

Youth Day, June 16, reminds us of the role of youth in the struggle against oppression throughout the history of the ANC

The shifting meanings of that June 16 image

Sam Nzima’s 1976 photograph still resonates with people – for different reasons

​June 16: Don’t let commemorations mangle history

The tragic events that took place on June 16 1976 have been appropriated

We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16

South Africa still does not have an equal education system, yet this is not impossible

South Africa has failed its young people. What can be done about it

The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened.

Soweto uprising: Four decades on, SA still struggles with violent policing

It's exactly forty years since the Soweto uprising of 1976 where the police met students with brutal force. How much has changed in terms of policing?

Family feud behind mall’s removal of June 16 statue

A statue of Hector Pieterson was removed earlier this month from Soweto's Maponya Mall "in response to the demands of Mbuyisa Makhubu's family".

Youth Day: Are we missing the mark?

As the country marks Youth Day, concerns are being raised that young South Africans are no longer as involved in politics as their 1976 counterparts.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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